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English Dictionary: catchfly by the DICT Development Group
2 results for catchfly
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. any plant of the genus Silene [syn: silene, campion, catchfly]
  2. mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone
    Synonym(s): lychnis, catchfly
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Catchfly \Catch"fly\, n. (Bot.)
      A plant with the joints of the stem, and sometimes other
      parts, covered with a viscid secretion to which small insects
      adhere. The species of {Silene} are examples of the catchfly.
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